If you live in my neck of the woods (Bethesda, Maryland), this weekend’s project is really easy. If you don’t live nearby, maybe you can pick up the phone or email a local government representative to ask when your municipality will be sponsoring an e-cycling day. And check out the list of more than 25 items that can be e-cycled! I had no idea – and I’m someone who’s really “into” recycling! Can you name all 25 e-cyclable items listed below?
On Sunday, bring your old electronics to be e-cycled between 12:00 and 4:00 p.m. at Walt Whitman High School. (There is a limit of 3 TVs per car).
You can win a new Samsung 26” Energy Star TV and everyone will leave with a bottle of Honest Tea!
Here’s the full scoop:
Electronics Recycling Day in the parking lot of Walt Whitman High School. The county will have trucks and staff to remove electronics from residents’ cars as they drive through the parking lot.
Accepted items include:
* small electronic appliances
* CDs and floppy disks
* CD players
* cell phones
* computers and computer-related products
* consumer electronics
* cords and cables (including chargers)
* digital cameras
* electronic typewriters
* fax machines
* microwave ovens
* personal digital assistant equipment
* projection equipment
* small electronic toys
All collected items are recycled.
Sorry, we do not accept videotapes in our electronics recycling program.
How many items may I bring?
You may bring up to 3 televisions.
If you have significant quantities of other electronic items, contact the Division of Solid Waste Services online or call them at 240-777-6560 to see whether they can accept your items, or whether they must refer you to a private electronics recycler.Filed under Easy Green Weekend Projects | Wordpress Comments (2) |
Barely recovered from back-to-school Green Mom Culture Shock, I’ve been struggling to keep it together as a single Mom this week while DH has been away “conferencing.” To give you some sense for how it’s gone, here are the catch phrases Big Boy taught Baby Boo this week:
• “Mean Mommy”
• “You’re a Big Meanie”
Well, I don’t know about you, but when I get stressed out, there’s nothing like reconnecting with nature to restore a sense of calm and perspective.
If you’re in the DC area, check out the “Discover the Somerset Creek” event this Sunday from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. And if you’re not in DC? Well, think about it – when was the last time you explored a creek? Heck, when was the last time you even said the word creek?
Join naturalists Sarah Morse and Suzanne Richman for a walk along the Little Falls Branch Creek which winds through the Chevy Chase, Green Acres and Westbrook communities. Learn about the challenges facing an urban creek and the steps you can take to help preserve this fragile environment.
Meet at Somerset Town Hall, 4510 Cumberland Ave, Chevy Chase, Maryland. Wear sturdy shoes as there will be two creek crossings on stepping stones.
Sponsored by the Little Falls Watershed Alliance. Contact LFWA at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Have a great weekend!
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With Earth Day coming up on Tuesday the 22nd, there are Earth Day festivities going on all weekend long. What a perfect, easy green weekend project!
Here’s a look at fun Earth Day weekend events across the US, around the world, and in your own backyard:
The Green Apple Festival will be held in eight U.S. cities – D.C., N.Y.C., Miami, Chicago, Denver, Dallas, L.A., and San Francisco. Check out the details here at screamtobegreen.
For a look at other activities, check out this searchable list at the Earth Day Network. You can search for worldwide activities – it’s a great tool.
The Sierra Club has tons going on, as you would expect. They’ve got a terrific searchable tool, too. See it here.
And check this out: Google has a fun interactive map that allows you to put in a note about what you will be doing on Earth Day.
In your own neighborhood? How about something as simple as cleaning up a trail? Or picking litter up off a city sidewalk?
What are you doing this weekend? Leave a comment and share!
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Looking for something fun, easy and green to do this weekend? Do you ever ask yourself how you can make a difference with one small action? Here’s an idea: Why not turn out the lights for an hour and join in on “Earth Hour?”
Launched just a year ago in Sydney, Earth Hour is now a global movement to show just how much energy can be reduced in one hour.
Join in on Saturday evening at 8 p.m. local time.
Fun, Easy and Green. And Making a Difference!
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